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Snapshot Sunday – Under The Stars

by | Bride, Snapshot Sundays


I love thios shot of Kristen and Steven (see more here) taken by Sloan Photographers. Such a simple photo that says so much.

Photo by Sloan Photographers

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Jennifer and John Engaged

by | Bride, Engagements


Jennifer & John

Happy Saturday! I have the most unusual engagement shoot for you today from Studio D Photography in Pennsylvania!. It came from groom to be John who wanted to surprise his lovely bride Jennifer- how could I say no? I love the funky underwater aspect of these engagement photos, it’s always nice to see something completely different!

Photos by Studio D Photography

Creative Colour – Sapphire Blue

by | Bride, Creative Colour


In celebration of Royal weddings, sapphires and bower birds everywhere…….

–      Combine with white and black

–       With blues of all hues

–       With spring green and magnolia

–       With white and champagne

–       With mustard yellow, pearl grey and off white

–       With blue greens, aqua – ocean colours

–       With pale grey, pewter grey and touches of coral orange

–       With touches of zesty orange, coral orange and lots of milky white

–       With raspberry (pinky)red, a slightly lighter ‘greyer’ blue and magnolia

–       With white. magnolia and cream

–       With silver, platinum, soft gold, pewter, brass, burnished metal

–       With lapis lazuli or opal or freshwater pearl jewellery

–       Use the iridescent flecks in opals as inspiration for your colour scheme

–       Team with the moody colours of Morocco to add depth and mystery – think lanterns, multi coloured stoneware platters, tactile fabrics, blue tea glasses on beaten silver trays, brass teapots and other dishes to contain your flowers, Moroccan food

–       Take your cue from the French Provincial look – gilt mirrors and chandeliers,  brightly coloured (use the blue colours) fabrics, ornate French inspired furniture arranged in a seating  area

–       Paisley fabrics in cotton or silk used as tablecloths or napkins tied with blue silk cord, paisley edged blue invitations, paisley silk ties for the men, paisley design on your wedding cake

–       A nautical inspired wedding using raspberry (rather than cherry )red, and/or zesty orange with white – blue striped drinking straws, red ticking fabric, orange, red and white flowers, red glassware, bunting/flags, striped ribbon, sea objects – sea glass, shells, starfish, lighthouse, paper boats

–       Hydrangeas in blue, white and green, hyacinth, sea holly, soft grey leaves, iris, green or white chrysanthemums. Nigella, pots of white or mauve daisies, forget me not, or pansies/violas, and please – no artifical bright blue flowers, or even artificially dyed flowers such as those bright blue orchids – keep it soft and real!

–       Peacock feathers – use their metallics and other colours as your inspiration

–       A beach wedding with the bridesmaids in floaty floral dresses patterned in sapphire, sapphire blue beaded flip flops, orange hibiscus with pink/orange frangipani flowers, bamboo seating, blue and green sea glass, shells, white and blue table décor,  the white sand, the aqua coloured sea and the orange sunset – what more could you wish for?

–       Sapphire blue touches in shoes, earrings, ribbon tied around your bouquets, bolero to put on if it’s a little cool, blue beading on your dress, blue ties and pocket handkerchiefs, blue patterned socks

Manolo Blahnik Something Blue Satin Pump from Neimen Marcus, bridesmaid gown from Dessy, sapphire blue earrings from Overstock Jeweler, hair flower from AyaWedding on etsy.

Belcanto Designs Giveaway

by | Bride, Competitions


Sparkly wedding accessories are one of my favourite things! There’s a little sweetness is seeing a bride turn her head and catching glimpse of something really special.

Belcanto Designs creates unique jewelery and accessories perfectly styled for your wedding day from antique jewellery. Principal designer Mari loves to hunt down vintage jewelery and re-work it into something brides can wear on their wedding day – creating a new generation of antique lovers and new pieces to pass down for generations to come.

Belcanto Designs are giving away one of their stunning headbands valued at US$300. The Belcanto Designs starburst headband features two strands of fresh water pearls topped off with a large vintage inspired ”starburst” brooch featuring pearls and rhinestones.

To win a the Belcanto Designs “Starburst” headband simply leave a comment on this post telling us about your favourite piece of jewelery and why you love it!

The winner will be chosen by Belcanto Designs and will be informed by Polka Dot Bride by email and announced on the Polka Dot Bride site. This prize is not redeemable for cash and must be redeemed 18 months from the date of the winner announcement. Competition is open worldwide. Entrants must be aged 18 or older. This competition is a game of skill; no chance enters into deciding the winner. No late entries will be considered. This Competition closes on 23rd December 2010 at 5.00 pm (Australian time).

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